Erelu Lola Ayonrinde, Having followed you for a while,reading your posts and participating in making comments on your write ups, I think the time is nigh that we come to common terms. Born in Ile-onsa, Oyo Alaafin, ojo pa sekere omo Atiba, I can boldly claim to be a Yoruba and I am not ignorant of our history, culture and tradition. It would surprise no one as it wouldn’t surprise you that I do not practice our traditional traditions. You being an ardent campaigner on THE ACCURATE PRACTICE OF ANCESTRAL TRADITION and I, a former Christian now an ardent campaigner of THE PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM, I deem it fit to invite you to”THE RIGHT PATH”.
The creator of heaven and earth said in Quran 10:47; “And for every nation is a messenger. So when their messenger comes, it will be judged between them in justice,and they will not be wronged “. The Quran also says,” And We have already sent messengers before you and assigned to them wives and descendants. And it was not for a messenger to come with a sign except by permission of Allah.For every term is a decree. (13:38) “.
In these verses, God claimed to have sent different messengers before the prophet of Islam, Muhammad(SAW), the seal of all prophets. The first verse says messengers were sent to every nation so it would be preposterous for me to ridicule Messengers of God regarded to be God or made worthy of worship. It is unfortunate that as time goes by, people kept on misunderstanding and misinterpreting the messages of these messengers of God. It is this misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the missions of these messengers that makes the less knowledgeable misinformed. Today, people worship Jesus, Krishna, Buddha. We have the Ogun worshippers, Sango worshippers etc. A scrutiny of the life of these people would let us realize that they never asked to be worshiped and they worshiped someone above. Who? Allah, Eledumare, God, Yahweh. They worshiped the one who created what’s in the heavens and on earth, Different names in different languages; ” The most beautiful names belong to God : so call on him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in his names: for what they do, they will soon be requited.” Quran 7:108.
Why should we worship, appease Ogun, Sango, Osun etc when we can worship Eledumare who can save us from all calamities and difficulties. You have not encountered calamity until you die and you are rewarded with hell. Erelu Lola Ayonrinde, a day is coming when God will cause everyone to die, old and young , rich and poor, prophets and followers and afterwards, God will cause the angel of death to die and God will say; I am the King, I am the King, I am the Compeller, I am the Compeller. Who owns Dominion this Day?’ There will be no one anywhere to answer Him. He will respond saying: “It belongs to Allah, the Only One, the Subduer”. Then Ogun, osun, Sango and whatever you have taken as Partners and worshiped along with God would not be able to save you. Now, we have a prophet sent as a mercy for mankind, one who came to perfect the works of all messengers sent to every nation, the seal of all messengers. And in the Quran, every kind of similitude had been explained. Come, let us worship God and forsake polytheism and idolatry.
This day have I invited you to Islam.From God we come and to HIM is our return! (primarily directed at ERELU Tunwase, secondarily to worshippers of men that have stepped on this earth, seeing them as mediators between God and man)
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
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